basketball legend Michael Jordan will visit Hong Kong for the first time, as part of a marketing and promotion tour sponsored by sportswear company Nike. Apart from the territory, the Michael Jordan Asian Tour 2004 will include stopovers on the mainland, Taiwan and Japan, but no dates have been announced yet. 'We have no official confirmation,' said spokesman Daniel Chan, when asked about Jordan's itinerary. Jordan is widely considered the best basketball player of all time and is one of the most visible figures in the world today. He was destined for stardom from his early days and led the North Carolina Tar Heels to the American college championship in 1983. The third pick in the NBA draft, Jordan was named Rookie of the Year in 1985. It was a prelude to the success that would follow. The 41-year-old led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships, was a five-time NBA Most Valuable Player and was a starter on the NBA's All-Star team for 10 of his 16 years in the league. The guard was also a member of the 1984 and 1992 Olympic gold-medal winning US basketball teams. Jordan retired for the first time following the 1993-94 season and tried his hand at baseball for the Class AA Birmingham Barons of the Chicago White Sox. Jordan's attempt to play Major League baseball ended quickly and he came out of retirement for the 1994-95 season. He led the Bulls to three more championships before retiring again after the 1997-98 season. Jordan made one more comeback - this time with the Washington Wizards - in 2000-01, but he didn't even come close to the success he had with the Bulls. The Wizards missed the playoffs both years when Jordan was in their lineup. Jordan walked out of the game for the last time in 2002.